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Does the RSPCA have animal welfare standards for farmed fish?

The RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme is Australia’s leading independent certification scheme focused on animal welfare. We work closely with farmers to make a positive impact on the lives of farm animals by providing an environment that meets their behavioural needs.

Since releasing our first animal welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon in 2016, more than 6.3 million fish have benefitted from better conditions on farm.

The RSPCA Approved logo means that salmon has come from farms where fish are raised according to the RSPCA’s detailed animal welfare standards. Find out more about what RSPCA Approved means for farmed Atlantic salmon.

In the absence of RSPCA standards for other fish species, consumers are encouraged to contact their favourite seafood companies and ask them about their standards of fish welfare. In addition, consumers are encouraged to source fish from fisheries or aquaculture operations that comply with certification schemes that require sustainable practices.

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Updated on November 24, 2020
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